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Greetings from the North Pole! Stars and Stripes Europe is helping children get their letters to Santa. If you’re stationed in Europe, drop your child’s letter addressed to “Santa Claus, c/o Stars and Stripes, North Pole” into any U.S.
What better way to put a smile on our deployed servicemembers' faces than by writing them a letter? With our Pen Pal Program, your kiddos can do just that.
The skies have grown a little darker for fans of budget flights living within the greater Frankfurt area.
With Christmas over, it's time to pitch your tree. However, you can't simply throw it in the black bag or brown recycling bin.
It's time to start your last-minute shopping on the local economy. Stores and public offices will be closed Dec. 24- to 26. In Germany, the Christmas holiday is celebrated over a span of three days. Festivities begin on Christmas Eve, or Heiligabend, and continue Dec.
Christmas is the time of year when everyone is in high spirits, planning gifts for loved ones, pondering on the reason for the season and attending various holiday parties. Make this Christmas season even more special by spreading kindness across your community!
Craving a slice of fresh, hot American-style pizza? Or are you looking for a quick and tasty dinner? Whatever the reason may be for hunting down a pie, make your way to the newest location of Hunt Brothers Pizza.
Are you willing to venture underground to find that perfect holiday gift?
Love to document your travels by capturing beautiful Instagram-worthy photos?
Growing up, one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions was a White Elephant gift exchange. Each participant was asked to bring a wrapped gift, my aunt would pile them up under the Christmas tree and after dinner – the games would begin. 
In the heart of Mosel River wine country, the Bernkastel-Kues market not only offers festive stalls with regional wines, handcrafted goods and seasonal treats but also has a distinctive charm.
Few contest that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ (in the nonsecular sense of the season). However, the accompanying holiday traditions aren’t always as clear-cut.
As December rushes in and American families put up their Christmas trees, they may find themselves humming the first few lines from Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”:
Of all the building blocks that come together to create the perfect backdrop to a Christmas market, a busy skating rink filled with brightly dressed and smiling people taking their turns on the ice is hard to beat. Of course, it’s great fun to lace up those skates and join them.
Millions of tourists flock to Europe every winter for Christmas markets. While stationed here, you may need only to walk to your village’s old town or hop on the train for some hot, spiced wine, street food and booths brimming with glass ornaments, nutcrackers and sweet treats.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for—family, friends, a home, a steady job, our health, our freedom. It is also a chance to give back to those who selflessly serve the United States and their families. Many organizations are doing just that, and they need your help!